Monty Hall in the 1970s
August 25, 1921
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Occupation||Game show host, actor, producer, singer, sportscaster|
(m. September 28, 1947-present; 3 children)
Monte Halparin, OC, OM (born August 25, 1921) or Monty Hall is a Canadian television producer, actor, singer, comedian, and sportscaster. He is best known as host of the television game show Let's Make a Deal.
Early life[change | change source]
The Monty Hall problem[change | change source]
Since Hall was on Let's Make a Deal, Hall's name is used in a probability puzzle known as the "Monty Hall problem", which examines the counter-intuitive effect of switching one's choice of doors, one of which hides a prize, if "Monty" reveals an unwanted item behind a door the player did not choose.
Personal life[change | change source]
Monty married Marilyn Plottel in 1947. They have three children.
References[change | change source]
- Monty Hall; Bill Libby (1973). Emcee Monty Hall. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. ISBN 0-448-01551-X.
- Knelman, Martin (October 7, 2009). "How Monty Hall made a deal with fame". The Star (Toronto). http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/television/article/706518--how-tv-s-monty-hall-made-a-deal-with-fame. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
- "St. John's High School hits 100". CBC News. June 18, 2010. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2010/06/17/mb-st-johns-reunion-winnipeg.html.
- Tierney, John (July 21, 1991). "Behind Monty Hall's Doors: Puzzle, Debate and Answer?". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/1991/07/21/us/behind-monty-hall-s-doors-puzzle-debate-and-answer.html. Retrieved 2010-05-26.
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